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Depression More Likely in African-Americans and Latinos

A report published in Preventive Medicine shows that African-Americans and Latinos experience more depression than whites.

Treatment for Eating and Speaking Troubles

Head and neck cancer treatments can lead to difficulties with eating and communicating. These are some of the therapies that can help.

Side Effect of Treating Depression: Medications May Cause Weight Gain

A new observational study in The BMJ confirms that use of antidepressant medications may cause weight gain over at least five years.

Owners of a Lonely Heart at Higher Risk for Hospitalization or Early Death

Patients diagnosed with heart failure who are also socially isolated and feeling lonely are more likely to be hospitalized or die, according to a new study.

FDA Warns Against OTC Teething Products with Benzocaine

The FDA warns that children 2 and younger should not be given teething pain-relief products containing benzocaine, a local anesthetic and numbing agent.

Masked Hypertension: A Hidden Blood Pressure Danger

Blood pressure readings at the doctor’s office may be misleading for certain people with masked hypertension. Learn how you can get the most best picture of your blood pressure.

2018 Asthma Capitals of America

Can your location increase your risk for asthma attack? Check out the 2018 Asthma Capitals list to see if your city is good or bad for your asthma.

How Much Do You Know About Gout And Exercise?

Before your next gym date, swim session, or neighborhood walk, here’s what you need to know about your gout (hyperuricemia) and exercise. Gout is caused by high levels of uric acid in the blood. Our update is from gout expert James O’Dell, M.D., vice ...

Head and Neck Cancer: 11 Things To Know

Read what this oncologist wants you to know about rare but challenging head and neck cancers.

2018 Spring Allergy Capitals Crowned

Here are the best and worst places to live with spring allergies based on pollen counts, medication needs, and number of allergy specialists.